How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Mauritius

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Mauritian power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a double pin Europlug Type C power plug.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. When you're travelling to Mauritius this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire by using the G or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Mauritians. If visiting Mauritius from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of the OS for the Fire, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Mauritius

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Mauritius?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Mauritius by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Mauritius?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Mauritius?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Mauritian power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Mauritian power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by two holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mauritius Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price £15-£20.
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.